Solar Energy Projects that Make a Difference. (Part 2)

Reprinted from Alternative Energy eMagazine – Case Studies from EarthKind® Solar

continued from Part 1

written by Gehard Klier, EarthKind® Energy

Bard College Shines

At the liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, students learn and live in 25 geothermal buildings on campus that don’t burn fossil fuels on site. Instead of driving to class, they walk, take shuttles or even can borrow electric bikes. When their old light bulbs blow out, they trade them in for compact fluorescent light bulbs supplied by the college, which has given out more than 1,000 of the more efficient bulbs.

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Down to Earth Solar Energy Projects… (Part 1)

Reprinted from Alternative Energy eMagazine – Case Studies from EarthKind Solar

written by Gehard Klier, EarthKind® Energy

Green Seniors Go Solar at Hawthorne Ridge Retirement Community

Joan Taylor has always cared about doing her part to conserve the earth’s resources. She can be called a ‘green senior,’ one of thousands of elderly and retired people around the world who have an active interest in environmental issues.

“I recycled before it was popular,” says the 78-year-old, crediting it to her Scottish heritage.

So it’s not surprising that the driving force behind a new solar thermal project at Hawthorne Ridge in East Greenbush, NY was driven by a group of green grandmas — and one granddad.

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